We operate a professional wildlife removal company operating in the Tampa Bay area, including Clearwater and Saint Petersburg. We specialize in
the humane removal of wild animals from buildings and property. We commonly remove animals from attics, provide bat control and rat control, and
also general wildlife trapping,
, and prevention services. We are fully licensed and insured, operating 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Call us at 813-404-7033
We Also Service These Areas
Hillsborough County Animal Control
Pinellas County Animal Control
Information about Florida snakes:
Do Tampa snakes hybernate?
Is it legal for me to catch a venomous snake in Tampa Florida?
The answer is no. You need a special license. For some people life is all about thrill and adventure, they want excitement and find peace in doing different and strange things like racing cars, jumping from planes or keeping snakes. Yes, it is true there are people who are extremely comfortable and wish to keep venomous snakes with them and they are found asking the question that is it legal for me to catch a venomous snake? There are laws and legal issues which define every situation and being a responsible citizen you need to stick with them always because laws have actually been defined for the protection of common men.
The biggest point to highlight here is that keeping poisonous snakes is not a task with which we all can cope up. It asks for complete knowledge, awareness as well as skill. You may be fearless, but without proper knowledge it is never wise to handle the situation on your own.
Coming towards the main question it is important to understand the point that every state has its own laws for capturing snakes. It is better that you should take a stronger initiative and try to get maximum information related with local laws and authorities which govern these changes. Laws related with regulation as well as possession and sales of snakes are present and it is your job to put in stronger efforts for getting maximum information related with them. Finding more about laws of state is never a difficult thing because majority of states have displayed rules as well as other regulations in complete detail online. All that you need to do in majority of cases is to search by the name of state and results will appear. It is important to note one point here complete set of regulations defined by any state have the inclusion of laws coming from administrative as well as statutory authorities therefore you need to review as well as understand both of these.
Once it has been made sure by you that catching poisonous snakes is a lawful activity then next step should always be to consider the legal formalities that have been defined for catching poisonous reptiles. There is one act known as Lacey Act according to which it is not legal for a person to deal with export, import, transportation, selling, transport and possession in the interstate wildlife taken, sold or transported in violating the laws of state. This act also defines many other important points so we suggest that you should try to get maximum information related with it. Just consider all the sources of information present and reach the conclusion after giving decent though to the matter. Keep in mind violating law is never an ideal thing to do in all conditions.
Example Tampa Snake Email:
Hello, and thanks for reading my email.
I have a snake situation and found you online... I live in Tampa, FL, and I understand species are probably very different looking and I hope you can help me. We live in a suburb of Tampa,
on 3 acres that backs to a 2500 acre park, there are lots of farms around us and neighbors are separated by fields and shrubby growth. I cannot sleep tonight because I found a very large snake
in my basement. Our basement stairs open to the garage, which also opens to our backyard. We have always been reminded we live in "the country" by the wildlife that visits us. The picture
I am attaching is from a snake we found on our patio last year. The one in my basement matches it's pattern, but was thinner in circumference, but just as long. This snake was pretty aggressive
when confronted, and struck at my dog. The pictured snake actually rattled its tail when we got close, but it didn't make a loud rattle noise, just a light sound..... I sprayed it with water, with
the hose, and it slowly slithered back to the woods.
The snake I encountered in my basement never had time to rattle... or at least I couldn't hear it over my screaming. I shot is several times with a BB gun, and it only flinched once....before
retreating into a crevasse in the floor. I want to know if this thing is an eastern rattler so I can call animal control. They will not come to the house unless is is a poisonous snake............ your thoughts and time are appreciated!